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OHSU's OGI School of Science & Engineering Announces New Appointments

   Portland, Ore.


Oregon Health & Science University's OGI School of Science & Engineering, based in Hillsboro, Ore., announces the following new appointments:

William Glaze, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for research. Glaze, an internationally known environmental scientist, is a professor in OGI's Department of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems. Reporting in this newly created position to OGI Dean and OHSU Vice President Ed Thompson, Ph.D., Glaze will direct and facilitate all aspects of OGI's research mission. The associate deanship for research was established to lead OGI's ongoing efforts to integrate its major research programs within OHSU and identify opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations. In this role, Glaze will provide additional leadership in many areas as they pertain to research, such as strategic planning, faculty recruitment and development, financial planning, research administration, education, research translation, public relations, and philanthropy. Glaze, who joined OHSU in early 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also heads the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board, and is a member of the National Academy of Science's Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, the California-Federal Bay-Delta Independent Science Board, and the City of Portland Mt. Tabor Reservoir Independent Review Panel.

Patricia Toccalino, Ph.D., was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The three-year appointment began Jan. 1, 2004. Toccalino is an assistant professor of environmental and biomolecular systems at the OGI school. She received her bachelor's in environmental health/toxic substance control in 1987 from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and her doctorate in environmental science and engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology (now the OGI School of Science & Engineering) in 1992. Toccalino's research interests lie at the interfaces between environmental chemistry, risk assessment, toxicology, and the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment.

The OGI School of Science & Engineering (formerly the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology) became one of four schools of the Oregon Health & Science University in 2001.


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